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Randy Orton could be set for babyface run
Orton has been a heel on WWE TV since July 2018.
The former world champion has always seemed to be at his entertaining best as a bad guy, his 2018 beatdowns on Jeff Hardy serve as a prime example.
However, Orton and Kevin Owens fought off numerous Cruiserweight heels during a recent untelevised segment.
The Wrestling Observer’s Dave Meltzer claims it was done as a ‘test’ to see if fans reacted well to Orton as a babyface.
The Rock praises Cody Rhodes’ emotional AEW promo
Rhodes is set to take on Chris Jericho for the AEW World Championship at Full Gear on Saturday.
The 34-year-old has been earning rave reviews from the wrestling community for his emotional promo on Wednesday’s AEW Dynamite episode, in which he referenced his late dad and said he was fighting for his family.
And his words seemed to touch WWE legend The Rock, who tweeted: “Rhythm, cadence, tone, intent, passion, execution. Great promo, brother. You dropped that MF. @CodyRhodes.”
AJ Styles pitches dream match for Survivor Series
Styles, Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows, The O.C, took out The Undisputed Era on NXT this week in retaliation to the developmental brand’s earlier invasion on Raw.
The Wrestling Observer say Styles pitched having the two stables face off at this month’s Survivor Series pay-per-view.
However, the match is more likely to take place on NXT TV.
Kofi Kingston was ‘disheartened’ in the way he lost his WWE Championship
Kingston had a memorable run as WWE champion after winning the title at WrestleMania 35 in April.
But he lost the belt to Brock Lesnar in just seven seconds on SmackDown’s premiere episode on FOX last month.
Speaking exclusively to talkSPORT, Kingston admitted his ‘disappointment’ at losing his first world championship in such quick fashion.
He said: “It was a bit of a disappointment to go out there and have it go so quickly – on the biggest night of SmackDown.
“So, to have it end like that was a little bit disheartening, but it is what it is, it’s not like I can really do anything about it!”
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